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, rising water raising fear of more damage after sandy. >> across the area, roads are still under water. th thousands of people still in the dark. neighborhoods still picking up the pieces. >> devastation over much of the east coast. homes have been ripped from their foundations. >> sandy was a historic storm. the death toll risen to 46 now in the u.s. tonight, more than 8 million are without power. the jersey shore and new york city among the hardest hit. >> we begin, though, to tell us where sandy is, doug? >> sandy is still right on top of us. this storm is not going anywhere soon. the good news, here, though, is sandy has weakened dramatically. so we are no longer seeing those fierce winds anywhere across the northeast. that is some very, very good news. we will continue to watch this storm as it's continuing to make its way very slowly toward the north and east. last night, moving at 38 miles an hour as it slammed into the coast. now, it is moving at just a few miles an hour and it is just sitting and it is just spinning. cold air on the backside. warm air on the south side, along the
. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is monday, october 29th, 2012. we're tracking hurricane sandy. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning. the same goes for most private schools right now. the federal government also cled. all nonessential employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to t
millions of people grapple today with the impact of superstorm sandy. the extent of the damage still not known. on this day after. >> the death count is now at 38. with the potential to climb. the storm's punishing winds and rain knocked out power to more than 8 million people in 20 states. in new jersey, water flowing over a levee led to the evacuation of hundreds of people. and new york, the city tt never sleeps is just now waking up after a night and day in the dark. >> new york's mayor referred to the storm as devastating. though the worst has passed now, we're still feeling some of the impact. this wall of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage thr
>>> getting you ready for the super storm. sandy creeps up the coast, threatening to bring us 4e6heav rain and winds. amtrak is already cancelling some service tonight as the storm getscloser. grocery shelves are empty. good evening, i'm chris gordon. we have team coverage of sandy tonight from throughout the d.c. metro area to rehoboth beach. we begin with storm team four doug kammerer with the latest on sandy's track. >> we have the latest track out there chris, that track brings it very close to our region and once again, the forecast not real letter changing all that much. the forecasts have been very good over the past couple days on when this storm is going to be going. you can see where it is right now, just off the coast of georgia here, here's savannah georgia, it's due east of savannah georgia. it's still a hurricane. the national hurricane center thought this would be a tropical storm, it's still a hurricane, still holding on, we're seeing strong wind as long the north carolina coast line. here's the winds, 75 mes an hour. moving to the northeast at 14 miles an hour. it
are already slamming the beaches. this is just the beginning of a very long day as hurricane sandy prepares to wreak havoc on our area all the way up to new od morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this monday, october 29th. much of the region shutting down this morning as sandy moves closer. that includes the federal government. all nonessential employees should stay home today. >> most local governments are closed in maryland, virginia, and the district. metro train and bus service is shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed. >> amtrak service in the northeast corridor not happening today either. most students in our area also, obviously, getting the day off of school. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning along with most private schools in the area. >> and you can find a complete list of school and business closings scrolling on the bottom of your screen. and live on nbcwashington.com. >> good morning. sandy's first heavy rains are now coming into our region. t
that lost power during sandy in our area. about 3,100 dominion virginia customers in our area still have no electricity. pepco says just seven customers are without power. >> outages at some schools mean another day for some students in our area to be off. in anarundel county, four schools are still closed. louis witown elementary is still without power. all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage issues. >>> temperatures are down to around 40 degrees this morning. sandy spinning over southeastern canada still. you still see the huge effects of this storm. we're still getting scattered sprinkles from western pennsylvania into western maryland. thankfully, the big snow machine has ended out there. the dark blue areas are around freezing. that's much of western pennsylvania into western maryland. the light blue generally in the low to mid 40s. we're going to hold steady here for the next several hours and not warm up much today. hour by hour, by 6:00 a.m., it actually may dip down to the upper 30s and maybe a few sprinkles around, and then by noontime
>>> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm is blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county. more than 6 million homes and businesses up and down the east coast are in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital was evacuated last night. they started with the sickest and the youngest, including those in the neonatal care unit. a 15-foot surge of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities are also reporting severe flooding this morning. sandy is also being blamed for a burst of snow in west virginia. >>> right now thousands of people in our area are in the dark because of sandy. most of the power outages are in northern virginia. dominion virginia power reporting more than 119,000 customers without electricity right now. pepco is trying to restore power to more than 30,000 homes and businesses in our area. bge says 3,200 area customers don't have electricity, and smeco is reporting 30,000 customers in the dark. >> the federal government is closed today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service is als
is keeping up with sandy. again, water levels 2 to 3 feet above normal. sea witch festivals have been canceled. the mandatory evacuation in place for anybody tt is within 3/4 mile of the beach and delaware bay. you have mandatory evacuations in place until 8:00 this evening. we cannot remind you enough about the severity of the situation and for you to go out and buy supplies if you have not already done so and prepare to begin leaving the coastal region. we still spotted some people out here this morning, trying to take pictures, coming out for morning jogs and just taking a glimpse at mother nature. >> we came down for the weekend and got here on friday and heard, you know, sandy and everything. we're still going to go. took a chance and we're leaving now, we're heading back. right now, you know, pennsylvania, they're saying they're in a state of emergency and all that. we're going to take our chances, hope we get back safely. >> we've also got to mention we are anticipating a full moon tonight, which is going to make for even higher water conditions. look at this. just inching in,
plant in new jersey. just one of many major problems caused by sandy. >>> and snow and a lot of it. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is tuesday, october 30th, 2012. right now sandy being blamed for at least 16th deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county. almost 200,000 customers in our area in the dark because of sandy. federal government closed again today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service suspended at least until sometime this afternoon. metro will reassess the situation this morning. most schools in our area also closed this morning as well. a complete list at the bottom of your screen right now and online. nbcwashington.com. >>> let's take a live look outside at 6:00 a.m. you can see it's still raining. winds have died down. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein says sandy is not quite done with us just yet. people are going to be dlaening up from the damage left behind. debris all over the roads, downed trees, and significant power outages throughout
is climbing four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm has claimed 74 lives in the u.s. more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast. most of the outages in the new york area. in the meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand yesterday. during that tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >> pepco says it's restored power to all of its customers affected by sand dominion hopes to do the same by tonight. about 1,700 of its customers are still in the dark. that number was over 3,000 just a few hours ago. more than 4,000 bge homes and businesses in our area have no electricity. most of them are in anne arundel county. novak is working to restore four a little more than 250 customers. >>> some students will have another day. in anne arundel county four schools are closed. chapel forge early childhood center in prince george's county is also without power, as is lewis town elementary in frederick county, maryland, and all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage
tonight, renewed calls for help in the northeast from the wrath of hurricane sandy. good afternoon, everyone, i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. 37 in new york city alone, more than 4 million people are still without power. and countless more hours of cleanup are still ahead for many. >> as the recovery ramps up right now, jay gray has more on the potential bad news in the forecast. >> reporter: where the damage is so intense, so far reaching, it can be hard to figure out how to even start to come back. >> you see their whole livelihoods crash into the ocean. it's devastating. >> reporter: in many areas, crews are moving the mess that sandy left behind. but in some of the hardest hit communities, like seaside heights, new jersey, there are no recovery teams or residents yet, and frustrations are building. >> why safe there and nowhere else? talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house, i care about your lives. >> reporter: lives, that like the atlantic coast have been battered and torn apart. >> no electricity, no heat, no
left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and
>>> sandy's impact. trees and wires mangled roads impassable. more than 100,000 people without power in our area alone. >> meanwhile, the most extensive damage is in the big apple. the biggest city left under water. >> welcome. i'm barbara harrison. i'm keith russell. montgomery county schools announced they will be open on time tomorrow. once again, montgomery county schools will be open for business tomorrow. >> right now, we are going to lieutenant governor of maryland who is speaking right now. there's a press conference under way for the state of maryland. take a listen. >> hats off to everyone with mention to the work being done by the national guard as well as the maryland state police. >> governor, thank you. let me update you on a couple situations. we are experiencing -- the things we are looking for right now as this storm moves off and up into the susquehanna, the flooding issues will be with us for quite a few days. we are monitoring the flow. as you know, from these events, that will be a concern of ours for several days. there is some flooding of rivers we are an
. this is a story about two places left powerless by sandy. 5,500 columbia pike, a swank ten-story apartment house in arlington. and beverly hills. no, not that beverly hills. this beverly hills. beverly hills, 22305 in alexandria. it seal like every time there is a storm, trees in beverly hills fall like pick-up sticks. >> you've lived here on old dominion boulevard. how long? >> five years. >> reporter: and how many time have you lost power? >> about seven. >> reporter: there's a tree down in front of 5500. it didn't cause the outage. it is just symbolic. you can imagine what life is like in the dark, in a high rise. >> i feel like amish. pretty much. it's like back in the woods camping. >> it's very hard to find things in the dark. >> reporter: what floor are you on in. >> the sixth. >> reporter: so you have to walk up? >> yeah. >> reporter: and then walk down. >> yes. >> reporter: it is doubling frustrating in a high rise because everything is underground. you cannot see the power problem. they say it's a grid thing. not so in beverly hills 22305. that problem is right out there in your front
the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. >>> closer to home,
thanks for joining us. >>> states of emergency. the entire northeast braces for sandy as that monster storm moves closer to the coast. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to this special edition of "news 4 today." it is monday, october 29th, 2012. we're can ttracking hurricane s as it moves closer to the east coast. basically, everything between here and connecticut is shut down. >> everything is closed down. that includes the federal government. nonessential employees, stay home today. schools closed in maryland, virginia, as well as d.c. metro trains and buses are shut down for the first time since 2003. marc, vre, also all closed today. and amtrak service in the northeast corridor shut down today as well. >> most of the students in our area are also getting the day off today. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning as well as all private schools in the area. you can find a complete list of school and business closings running at the bottom of your screen as well as online at nbcwas
with the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in key battleground states. we've got brand new pole numbers. all that and our own brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach new jersey. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. here is the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. are now dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look at cars lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gals of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from statin islands. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, intense images as three mansions burned to the ground. firefighters c
as millions along the east coast brace for impact. sandy could bring nearly a foot of rain, high winds and snow. >> also that monster storm is already having a major impact on the campaign trail. both sides have canceled weekend event in virginia beach. >> tonight, all eyes are on sandy. the storm could be one for the record books and we have it covered. >> erica gonzalez has evacuations along the beaches. the local storm preparations but first, chief meteorologist with the latest. >> we look at the latest track right now, what is th is going to show you, this storm still a hurricane with winds of 75 miles an hour to the north at about 7 miles per hour. the pressure is down just a ttle bit. and it is going to continue on that northerly track. as it does that, it will then shift out to sea, as we have been talking about, becoming a tropical storm. back it hurricane potentially and notice the latest shift here and it has come from the philadelphia region up toward the north in the corner of uncertainty now. still has our region in it but it is closer to our region. we are watching very c
. >>> thousands of people heading back to work for the first time since sandy. the president touring some of the hardest hit areas including the jersey shore. that storm blamed for at least 50 deaths. one in anne arundel county, two in virginia as well. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters in american history. it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> plus students heading back to school. power outages keeping some closed. in fairfax county, langley high school, sleepy hollow all closed. jefferson elementary in d.c. will not have school today. barcroft elementary in arlington is closed. in howard county, bowman bridge elementary is closed because of power outages there. 17 schools in anne arundel county are also closed. as for other closings and delays in virginia, manassas park city schools are closed, and two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah county with buses using snow emergency routes. frederick county schools are on a two-hour delay. >> and then there's the power question. right now utility companies
and will bring update >> at this hour, our area is getting back to normal after sandy. today, the federal government is reopened. most students in the area are back to class. the numbers onandy's destruction remain staggering. the storm is to blame for 55 deaths nationwide. power outages stand at 55 homes and businesses down from 8.5 million. sandy is shaping up to be one of the costliest disasters in the u.s. it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> the worst may not be over for some flood prone neighborhoods in the area. the river has gone down somewhat. news 4s melissa mollet is live. what is it looking like out there now? >> reporter: good morning, barbara. high tide came and went at 10:06. take a look at this, completely dry here. we have a couple patches of water. nothing like what we were dealing with yesterday. let's take a look at that. 24 hours ago, you can see what a big difference it is. yesterday, i was standing in six or seven inches of water. today, standing on the ground, this road technically opened, but not much traffic. still, restaurant
>>> one school feeling the affects of sandy. pendleton county on a two-hour delay. >> 44 degrees out there. cold start to the day. we're hoping the rain has moved out and we can have calm back in the washington, d.c. area. >> sandy is still affecting us. we may get blustery winds. we don't have sprinkle activity like yesterday. as we go back in time, look at what's happening the last 12 hours, you can see this great circulation in the atmosphere from canada all the way down to the carolinas and northwesterly flow swinging around the center of circulation and the remnants of sandy moving slowly to the north and weakening. we're getting a few isolated sprinkles out in southwestern pennsylvania. one little batch of slight snow in garrett county, got hammered with a couple of feet of the heavy, wet snow. thousands without power in western maryland and parts of west virginia. partly cloudy sky. mostly clear east of washington and around the chesapeake bay. all of the areas in dark blue in the cold 30s. need your winter coat this morning, and the winds picking up. we're talking windchi
at the waves, folks. this is just the beginning of what sandy will look like on the east coast. schools are cancelled, and rehoboth regional school districts will bring you much more. live coverage from rehoboth beach. i'm erica gonzalez for "news 4 today." back to you guys in the studio. >> let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein, who is checking the track of the storm and when it's going to arrive in our area. >>> right now where erica was, they've had wind gusts of 40 to 45 miles an hour and bands of rain coming in. this is sandy. it is beginning to turn north and later today will take a sharp left and turn inland. it is going to take that westerly turn in the afternoon hours, maintain a category 1 strength until right before landfall. the latest track for sandy and the landfall times does look like it's coming ashore. they've narrowed this. this just came in. this is the very latest track from central new jersey down to ocean city. we are still going to see perhaps the landfall of the center of circulation moving inland. it will move inland as a tropical flow, but still very h
>>> it's being called the perfect storm. sandy just named a tropical storm ontrack to collide with the winter weather system. >>> new forecast models just coming in. what it means forour area. all ahead on news 4 today. good morning everyone. i'm angie goff. >> i'm richard jordan. it is saturday, october 27, 2012. we have states of emergency issued in d.c., maryland, and virginia. >> with the storm approaching on the weekend that means a mad rush on supplies. brace yourself for long lines and empty shelves at grocery stores. >> you'll be hard pressed to find power generators. some hardware stores have already sold out. power loss could be a big deal with this storm. >> let's find out the latest on the storm's track with meteorologist chuck bell. it's been downgraded a little bit. that doesn't mean we're in the clear. >> don't be fooled by the fact it is no longer a hurricane and moving down to tropical storm. that has absolutely nothing to do with how big of an impact that storm is going to have on us. we all knew all along it would not be a tropical system by the time it got
're being affected in a peripheral way by remnants of sandy. it's way up in canada. still getting a few spokes of energy. panhandle of west virginia, northern shenandoah valley to frederick county, as well as in washington county. breaks in the clouds, southern maryland on the eastern shore, but it's all cloudy around the metro area and points west. there is a chill in the air. it's in the low 40s to near 40 degrees, much of the region. hour by hour today, might have a sprinkle this morning. a lot of cloudiness through noontime. by then it will be in the low 50s and winds may be gusting to around 15 or 20 miles an hour or so. sunrise 7:36. by late afternoon, highs reaching the mid 50s. i'll return in ten minutes. your first traffic this morning. >> grood morning. still dealing with that fire. your closures are between third street and sixth street. you may want to take first street in that area. avoid it if possible if you're about to head out of the house. let's head over to i-95 southbound in virginia. had construction set up. was blocking the left lane. hov lanes were shut down, but
in some stations. >> we're getting a new look at the devastation of sandy up and down the jersey shore. this is the seaside heights community, where hundreds of homes have been docked off their foundations. sandy completely covered streets and surrounding neighborhoods and the famous board walk now torn and sitting in the ocean. this is one example of the destruction that plays out for hundreds of miles along the jersey shoreline. >> and further north, we're getting a look at another historic board walk community that's been devastated. jim? >> reporter: the mayor of kingsburg was so grateful to have us arrive today. there is so much devastation along the jersey coast that news crews cannot be everywhere. so if wnbc, we are helping out our sister station, they said let's go to kingsburg. when we got here, we saw a community still in crisis. they are saying we've been crying out for some aid from the federal government to rebuild the berms and it just hasn't happened and the berms gave way monday night and the water cascaded right down this street called beachway and went for about a mi
>> at least 38 people are dead across the northeast in sandy's wake. a storm that may be the worst new york city has ever seen. it destroyed dozens of buildings and homes from lower manhattan to queens. more than a million people are without power. parts of the subway system are still underwater. >> at home, the federal government will reopen tomorrow with the option of unscheduled leave and work. most of the major school districts in our area in maryland and virginia will also reopen tomorrow. no word yet from the d.c. public schools. >> almost 150,000 people in our area are still without power because of the storm. fewer than 10,000 of those are pepco customers. pepco credits out of state communications for what it calls a relatively small number of outages. >> the main reason for the power outages are trees that came down. there is a bunch of northern virginia. pat collins is in arlington where people are cleaning up and trying to deal with the lack of power. >> reporter: sandy has left a number of people in northern virginia with the great sense of powerlessness. chesterbrook a
. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> super storm sandy moves in and leaves widespread damage and millions in the dark this morning. >>> and breaking news. as if storm damage wasn't enough, look at this. new york city firefighters battling a massive fire, new overnight. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 30th, 2012. >> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm being blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county, maryland. more than 6 million homes and businesses in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital evacuated last night because of a power outage. doctors and nurses started with the sickest and the youngest, loading them into ambulances. that includes 20 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. some on respirators operating under battery power. and if the power outages weren't enough, a 13-foot wave of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities reporting severe flooding. and sandy being blamed for this burst
are moving the mess sandy left behind, but in some of the hardest hit communities like seaside heights new jersey, there are no recovery teams and residents yet. and frustrations are building. >> talk to me. talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house. i'd rather care about your life. >> reporter: lives that like the atlantic coast have been battered around torn apart. >> we have no lek fris electric heat. we need more help. >> reporter: supplies and support are pouring in, water by the druk loads, troops and heavy equipment, still the need is overwhelming. >> the full toll of hurricane sandy on new yorkers is still emerging. >> reporter: the recovery still unfolding. subway trains are slowly coming back online. charging stations provide a lifeline through technology. but it's the lives like these, thousands waiting for buses in brooklyn, cars trying to inch back into the city, and miles of motorists waiting for gas pushing at times literally to try and come back. >> recovering from it is not going to be easy. but by working together,
in the record books for a while. we're still dealing with the impacts of super cyclone sandy. that brisk northwesterly wind that is still in place over the region is still courtesy of the storm though it is long gone, the effects remain, and that northwesterly wind is going to get you chilly first thing this morning. temperatures are only in the low to mid 40s right now across the area. good news is no rain drops showing up anywhere on storm team 4 doppler. here is your saturday forecast. cloudy and breezy and chilly for much of your saturday. temperatures aren't really going to move a whole lot. we're in the low to mid 40s now and will climb into the upper 40s and low 50s for a time later this afternoon. tomorrow is going to be a noticeably prettier day than today. we may see and you are not going to believe this a bright shining object in the sky. we used to call that the sun. it's been nearly a week since we had anything close to a sunny day around here. i think tomorrow we finally start to turn the corner but it is going to stay chilly. so the weekend word is chilly. but at least it'
over the shock of what sandy left behind and understanding that the recovery here is going to be difficult and not going to be weeks but months if not more than a year. there is a bit of good news here in atlantic city. the casinos reopened. and a lot of people, you'd be surprised, moving in, saying they're going to find a place to stay here. the hotels are open. but also hoping they can get their minds off what's happened and what's to come for just a couple of hours. so that's a bit of good news in the middle of what's been a lot of horrible news. pat, jim, back to you. >> all right. jay gray. jay, thank you. >>> about 1,500 dominion virginia workers left this morning to help restore power in central new jersey. hundreds of thousands there still in the dark after sandy. many of these crews also responded after hurricane katrina because so many gas stations are powerless now, they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them up to jersey. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >>> four days to go until election day. there are nine swing states, but only one
. as the flood waters fell from hurricane sandy, the death toll continues to climb. >> the super storm has claimed 72 lives. in staten island, new york, many are found dead, trapped inside their home. new video from connecticut shows multi-milliion dollar homes as sandy rolled to shore. and in nj nnl, devastation as far as the eye can see. something president obama got to see firsthand. tonight, jay gray reports from toms river, new jersey. >> this is what the long road back looks like in new jersey. >> devastating. it's unbelievable. >> i've got nothing. memories or anything else. everything is ruined. ruined. >> ravaged by sandy. homes ripped from their foundations, boats thrown into the middle of the street and entire communities washed away. others still under water. >> we're seeing this very common sight here. >> the devastation stretches for miles. towns and lives were reduced to rubble. >> can't even imagine that. no matter how much you imagine what it's going to look like, it's worse. >> reporter: president obama toured the devastation with new jersey governor today delivering the
>>> hurricane sandy inching her way towards us tonight as she gets ready to slam the east coast with heavy rain and high winds. this was a day of preparation. shelves, batteries, water and other essentials as people get ready for likely power outages. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm chris gordon in tonight for jim rosenfield. we have team coverage tonight from across the d.c. mess troe area to the eastern shore. we begin with storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer with the latestn sandy's track. >> right now sandy just off the coast of florida. you can see it right there on the satellite picture here. the hurricane making its way up towards the north. still a hurricane at this hour. not a very well-defined hurricane but once again, wr watching this thing very, very closely and it's making its way up the coast. you can see what we have going on as far as north carolina already seeing some heavy rain making its way in there. the winds starting to gust across that region, and now we're seeing the cloud cover. if were you out earlier you could look up and actually start to s
of north carolina are the leading drops now from what is once again hurricane sandy. no weather concerns today. a good day to clean the gutters and storm drains and get yourselves ready. tomorrow the rain drops move in. rain and wind increasing rapidly and then monday and tuesday will be the worst of it for us. more on that coming up. >> thanks, chuck. >>> cuba and the caribbean are cleaning up the destruction from sandy after the hurricane packed a punch through the day yesterday. in the caribbean the death toll is up to 43 people including 29 in haiti. the numbers are expected to rise because more than a quarter million people are still living in temporary, unsecured housing from the earthquake there from 2010. flooding is also a concern as river levels are also on the rise. >> as we continue to track hurricane sandy people are getting ready for big storm. many people will get a little extra help to prevent flooding from the district public works department. news 4's derrick ward is live from rfk stadium with more on that. >> reporter: good morning. we're in lot 7 at rfk stadium. if yo
. >> here are up-to-the-minute details on the impact of hurricane sandy. at least 62 people are now dead in the storm's wake. about 6 million homes and businesses across the northeast are still without power. that's down from 8.5 million at the storm's peak. >> president barack obama was in new jersey joined by governor christie. the president told the people there in his words, we're going to be here for the long haul. >> it was back to school today for most of the students in our area. many kids from maryland to virginia returned to classes. a few schools remained closed because of lingering power outages. >> some of the worst damage we've seen has been along the new jersey shore. tonight, we have a report from kingsburg, new jersey. the police there say about 70% of that area is under water. jim ronfield has our report from there. jim? >> reporter: kingsburg is on a long list tonight of bayshore communities in crisis. a little progress to report about that water you referenced. we've seen it receding here on beachway. a lot of debris left behind and this storm has left behind scars to
>>> good morning. clear and present danger. sandy swirls along the east coast getting closer to pounding a third of the country with torrential rain, high winds, and even heavy snow. this morning we're right in the path of the storm. >>> battleground virginia, the state that was home to four of the firstive u.s. presidents, now crucial in deciding the next one. we're live in richmond. >>> and dogfight. the heated custody battle over a portly pooch. is her caretaker using her to fatten her bank account? that's the question a judge is getting set to ponder today, sunday, october 28, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of tod"today" w lester holt live from richmond, virginia, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt in richmond, virginia, the university of richmond, our second stop in our tour of the key presidential battleground states. jenna wolfe is back inside studio 1a. jenna, good morning. good to see you. >> nice to see you. i should have know
over my shoulder the broiling chesapeake bay showing the power of hurricane sandy that's tracking towards us far off the coast. but it's landfall that has scientists using megastorm, a surprising link up between two massive storms, impacting up to 60 mlion people. you have to see what it looks like from space to really appreciate the size of the storm. it's simply a swirling right mass up and down across. people are heeding the urgent warnings especially in coastal regions. tonight people are under mandatory evacuation orders. new york city city and philadelphia are also preparing to shut down mass transit. our team is spread all along the mid-atlantic coast with the latest on the storm and its impact. we want to begin with the weather channel's jim cantore on the tip of lower manhattan. >> reporter: where i'm standing in about 24 hours, there's a very good chance i'll be standing here in waist-high water, if i were still standing here and i won't be. here it is on satellite as you mentioned, just a huge cloud canopy, currently about 523 miles to the south of new york city, there'
wisconsin, colorado and nevada. and those are his first events since sandy struck. mitt romney will spend part of today in ohio. he will start the day in wisconsin. he'll deliver what aides call his closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in columbus, and cincinnati. >>> today, your last chance to vote early in maryland. polling centers open from 8:00 this morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end earlier this week. it was extended through earlier today since polling centers were closed monday and tuesday. vote early through tomorrow in the district. polling centers open until 9:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. >>> good news for new yorkers in the dark after hurricane sandy. con edison, the utility company that serve much of manhattan says power should be fully restored by tomorrow. a quarter million businesses and homes are without power. many of them near manhattan, meals and bogs battled bottled will be distributed. >> yesterday, the mta reopened the system with limited service, stations jammed with people trying to board, leaving many no-to-call for mo
>>> right now at 5:00, the eye of the storm is coming ashore right now. hurricane sandy pounding the eastern seaboard, roads are flooding, trees are down, and folks, we still have hours to go. thanks for staying with us for continuing storm team 4 coverage. >> this storm is as predicted, intensifying at this hour. the fierce storm is whipping up waves along the shoreline at rehoboth beach, delaware. our coverage begins with chief meteorologist doug kammerer. this storm seems to be right on schedule. >> it really does. it is now moving close to 30 miles an hour. it has made a beeline for the jersey coast. it is now just to the north and coming ashore. you can see what's going on. a ton of rain on the west side of the storm. but notice, the strongest side, normally the northeast corner here, that's where you see the strongest winds, 84-mile-an-hour wind gusts in long island. notice the rain here, really cutting off on the back side, as it makes its way in. we'll continue to see rain here, though, as we continue to be on the southwest side of the storm. here's atlantic city. here's
. that is coming up after these messages from your local nbc station. . >>> hurricane sandy is hours from landfall. but it is creating all kind of problems up and down the atlantic coast. it is a monster storm now. it is expected to affect 60 million of us. from mandatory evacuations to government and school closures, we have got it covered. good evening. i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. hurricane sandy expect mund day night. unleashing a storm surge, damaging winds and heavy rain more. than a million from dem ware, new york, and connecticut are under evacuation orders at this hour, mandatory evacuation orders, people appear to be heeding the warning boarding up and heading out. federal offices will be closed tomorrow. the same goes for every major school district in the area. metro canceled all service for the first time since 2003. >> the huge storm has done a lot of damage. the death toll now stands at 65 after sandy pounded the caribbean. tonight team coverage. start with chief meteorologist, with a closer look at sandy's path. doug? >> we are starting to get into what sandy is bringing
problems created by super storm sandy. good afternoon. >> first up today, gray skies over the eastern seaboard gave ato sunshine today, but the dark mood over parts of new york and new jersey persists. the death toll up to at least 50. more than 6 million homes, including 4 million in new york and new jersey, remain without power at this hour. president obama got a firsthand look at the damage today. >> the stock exchange running on generator power came back to life. the mayor gave a thumbs up and rang the opening bell to the sound of cheers. >> and more troubles. this is the scene in the coastal community of seaside heights, new jersey, where hundreds of homes were knocked off their foundations. >> and this is the scene near bayhead, new jersey, a community under water there and cut off as the atlantic ocean merged with another waterway. homes, once million-dollar homes, now worthless. we get the latest from new jersey and jay gray. >> reporter: good evening. this is the kind of devastation that hundreds of thousands are working through right now, the start of what is sure to be a lo
. >>> good morning. sandy's furry. the his ftorek storm delivers a crippling blow throughout the northeast. new jersey takes a direct hit. new york city especially hard hit. cabs floating down the street. subway tunnels floweded. a hospital evacuated overnight. tounds still under water in connecticut and long island and daylight is just beginning to reveal the full impact of it all, tuesday, october 30th. 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," tracking sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the damage from sandy is widespread and extensive. while the worst of it seems to be behind us, the storm is still having an impact all up and down the northeast. this was a stuation of choose your poison. some people got hit with devastating wind, others drenching rains. the storm surge did so much damage in some places it was all three of those. >> and exceeded even what forecasters had predicted, a terrible sto
stretch of weather. >> tom kieran with more on the forecast. >> this is what sandy is doing. drawing cold air down from canada bringing in this unusual chill for early november. it does feel more like a winter morning. you will need your winter coat. the little specks of again, getting a few scattered sprinkles, not as widespread as they were yesterday. out over the panhandle of west virginia and maryland. some places getting a few snow flurries and areas in dark blue, only near freezing now, much of western maryland and western virginia where they got the heavy snow. thousands without power there. and frederick county, into washington county. thousands without power. much of maryland, much of virginia in the 30s this morning. eastern shore, milder, in the low 40s. potomac, 44. throughout the day, you will need your winter coat. the winds increase during the afternoon, partly cloudy, gusts of wind around 20 to 25 miles an hour. to the northwest as we climb to the mid 50s by mid afternoon. i'll be back with the friday evening planner, first four traffic with danella. >> good morning, tom.
>>> and now from washington's leading news station, this is news4 at 6:00. >>> tonight sandy is beginning to make its presence felt in our area. wind and rain already picking up at the shore. conditions across the region will really begin to deteriorate over the next 12 hours. >> some parts of our area are already seeing flooding and to the east major roads are beginning to close. >> good evening. >> just minutes ago the federal government decided to close tomorrow. joining most school districts and county governments in our area. we have team coverage of the storm tonight across the metro area and along the shoreline, too. we begin with storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer with new information about sandy's track and the time line for potentially dangerous conditions here. doug? >> i think we're finally starting to understand just how big this storm is going to be and just how devastating it could potentially be. we've been talking about it for over a week now, making its way very close to our region. you can see where it is right now, and this is the interesting t
>>> good morning. breaking news. hurricane sandy lashing the east coast this morning from the carolinas into new england. the massive and dangerous system expected to cause life-threatening flooding, power outages and billions of dollars in damage. major cities like washington, d.c., philadelphiand new york, all brought to a halt, and things are about to get much worse today, monday, october 29th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," hurricane sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie, and it is an anxious morning for folks up and down the east coast. hurricane sandy strengthened over the night. >> want to give you the information we know right now. sandy is a category 1 hurricane with wind speeds of 85 miles per hour. it's located about 285 miles east of cape hatteras, north carolina. emergency officials in new york city and washington, d.c. had taking unprecedented actions to de
a local news update. >> we continue to track sandy. join us again at 9:00. get all your news at nbc washington.com when >>> good morning. tracking sandy. it's been downgraded to a tropical storm for now, but as the storm heads toward the east coast, experts warn it could rival the region's worst storm on record and wreak havoc for days. this morning, al roker has the latest on when sandy could make landfall. >>> ten days to go with the race for the white house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you bro
will go down with the ship. >> surveys the wreckage sandy left behind. >> you seen anything like this? >> never. never. nothing like this. nothing. >> heart breaking scenes. >> there is my kids' strollers. >> heart warming moments. coming together, coming back, sandy, rescue & recovery. >> good evening, everyone. welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt. the winds and floodwaters may be gone, but power outages, ruined homes and impassable roads have triggered a whole new set of problems for the east coast. and new yorkers, not always known for their patience, were more rattled today by gas lines that seemed to go on forever. but today, the reason got a glimmer of hope as the relief efforts started to kick in. harry smith starts us off. >> reporter: it's been four days since hurricane sandy struck the northeast. yesterday there were screams for help in some of the worst hit areas. >> we all need help. i need help desperately. >> reporter: today, some help showed up. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured devastated staten island. >> we have 3200 fema personnel working this s
trying to restore power to more than 6,100 customers. >> residents assess sandy's peak. >> that includes the federal government which is closed today to all nonessential personnel. a number of students have the day off of school in virginia, arlington, fair tax, falls church city. also manassas city, manassas park, spotsylvania and stafford county schools. >> in maryland, prince george's and howard county schools as are anne arundel, charles, and frederick counties. d.c. public schools also closed. you can find a complete list of closures at the bottom of your screen and nbcwashington.com. >>> you won't be able to take metro trains or buses again this morning. service is suspended at least until this afternoon. crews will use the morning to inspect theridges and tracks for any damage and make sure there's enough power to run the system. then metro will decide when to reopen. marc, vre and amtrak service also suspended today. and flights out of dulles and reagan national airports are cancelled until further notice. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones this morning. storm team 4 met
right now we're getting a look at the damage left behind by sandy. right now president obama will tour the damage in new jersey. the storm is to blame for at least 50 deaths, including one in anne arundel koicounty, one montgomery county. sandy is shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters in american history. it's estimated to be $20 billion in property damage and another $30 billion in lost business. >>> right now crews continue to work around the clock to restore power to thousands of residents. dominion virginia has more than 33,000 customers still in the dark. pepco is working to get the lights on for more than 1,500 customers. and bge has 24,000 customers in our region without power. more than 22,000 of them are in anne arundel county. >>> it is back to work and school for most folks in our area. the federal government and local jurisdictions are back up this morning, as are most public schools in the area. there are some exceptions to that, though. in virginia manassas park city schools are closed. there are two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier
hurricane, part nor'easter and all trouble. sandy rolls north. the brand new forecast track and how people are preparing. that's straight ahead. >>> thousands of runners take their mark and get set to run the marine corps marathon this morning. nbc 4 is near the starring line as the runners start riving. >> chuck will be out there. >>> welcome to news 4 today, everyone. >>> sandy is a big storm today. >> the storm is on track to collide with another weather system. eight states and the district have issued states of emergency. >>> tom kierein is in for chuck. >> swinging bands of heavy rain into the carolinas, southeastern virginia and right along the eastern shore and inland from delaware into now southern maryland, northern neck of virginia. they're getting bands of heavy rain. right now, category 1 hurricane with 75 mile per hour winds, latest track bringing it ashore somewhere in this cone of possibility. that would be anywhere from near ocean city all of the way up to long island. this is the zone where it would be likely coming in and it does look like the position that 2:00 p.m. on
. >>> the financial toll from hurricane sandy could be more than double the estimates we heard before it hit. new estimates today indicate the total cost could reach $50 billion. $30 billion in economic loes, and up to $20 billion in the cost for insurance companies. this estimate went up because of damage to new york subway system and the blocked roads that are keeping help out of so many communities. for the first time since sandy shut them down, all three of new york's major airports are up and running. you can see the flooding mess at laguardia just a couple of days ago. that airport now open with a limited schedule. both jfk and newark which had already opened on a limited basis, are expected to be in full operation by tomorrow. overall, flight cancellations as a result of sandy are now near 21,000. getting around new york is still a huge challenge. this was the scene in brooklyn today. thousands in line waiting to get on a city bus for a ride into manhattan. that line was four people deep. it literally wrapped around the block and most of them would normally be taking the subway into manhat
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